It’s about that time of the year again, everyone is getting ready for beach trips and tanning. But with the extended free time and nice weather to venture out in, there is one underlying problem: more traffic. Not only are there more people on the road, but chances are you’ll be on the road for longer periods of time. Summer is a time for road trips and family getaways, so you need to make sure your windshield is free of cracks and breaks to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers.
Here are some tips to keep safe and damage free in the sunny summer season!
Be Aware At All Times
Keep your visibility of the road and those around you on at all times. Make sure to be observant with your windshield and wipe off all debris. Small gravel and rocks are more likely to hit your windshield in summer, and a small break could expand and turn into a costly repair.
Do The Dirty Work Yourself
It’s hard to pass up instant car washes in the winter, because doing it yourself is practically impossible in the freezing Canadian temperatures. But, it’s Summer now! Get out that hose and clean your car yourself. Car washes have the potential for disaster, even if you don’t think you have a chip or crack. A miniscule break could expand immensely because of pressure from the water in car washes.
Treat Small Cracks With Caution
In our previous tip, we mention that a small crack or chip can be made worse with an instant car washes. However, there are other things to avoid if you have one, as well. Do not slam car doors, as the impact could further the crack. Parking your car in the sun during a trip or outing is another no-go. Be mindful and deal with small problems quickly so that they do not turn into big problems.
The Worlds Smallest Emergency Kit
If you’re worried about fissures, cracks, and chips, then you should carry around the worlds smallest emergency kit. All you need is some clear tape, a pen, and a notebook. If a crack occurs, cover it with clear tape. This will stop it from expanding. Then, write down the date, time, and details of how the accident occurred. This could be very helpful during repairs.